Here is the sentence from the press release that intrigues me:
Demanding customers with specific requirements in terms of performance of the servers, security of their data, or even due to specific geographic distribution of their users, now have the choice of using their own network infrastructure and use 3DXplorer as a traditional software, installed on their own servers and managed by their own IT team, instead of using it in the standard SaaS mode (Software as a Service).
Ouch! Altadyn originally launched 3DXplorer as a cloud app; now it's coming back down to earth because, well, because customers want to be in control of their data. The advantages of going cloud-free are:
- Server performance -- it's faster to run software on your own local computers than over the Internet. Indeed, Altadyn's own press release says you can use an old klunker for the server.
- Data security -- it's safer to store your data in-house than hand it off to ???.
- Geographic distribution -- not sure what this one means, but if all the employees are in one office (instead of dispersed like cottonwood seed), then there is no need for running off a cloud.
- Own IT team -- probably means the fee charged by Altadyn might be cheaper.
Altadyn says you can transition from the Saas (cloud) version to the behind-the-firewall version in three easy steps. A few more details here: www.3dxplorer.com/static-v3/pdf/3DX_Enterprise.pdf (the Web site is not yet updated for this new product).